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Climate Change Blamed for Deadly Landslides in Chile

Monday, February 27, 2017

By: Javiera Quiroga

Date: 27 February 2017

Source:Bloomberg

Landslides close to the Chilean capital Santiago killed three people over the weekend, while cutting off water supplies to millions of homes, the National Emergency Office said.

Another 373 people remain cut off after the rains swept away roads and bridges, said Ricardo Toro, director of Chile’s National Emergency Office.

Why the only First Nation in Canada to win an Aboriginal title claim is still fighting to protect their land

Monday, February 27, 2017

By: TREVOR JANG

Date: 22 February 2017

Source:Discoursemedia.org

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is breaking new ground on Indigenous self-governance and land rights but claims a mining giant says those rights have gone too far.

Chief Russell Myers-Ross says his favourite memory of Teztan Biny, or Fish Lake, is picking Labrador tea with his late mother.

Tribals form long queues in government office for right to land in Maharashtra

Monday, February 27, 2017

Date: 27 February 2017

Source: The New Indian Express

Over 1,500 tribal farmers from neighbouring Palghar district, who had used RTI effectively to establish their forest rights about three years ago, resorted to a novel agitation called ‘Queue Satyagraha’ on Monday.

Access to land empowers Namibian rural women

Monday, February 27, 2017

Date: 27 February 2017

Source: New China

In Namibia's northern Omusati region, Esra Kuutumbeni toils on her pearl millet field as she hopes for improved yields of the staple crop, following a dry spell the preceding year.

"I wake up early to work on my field to ensure that weeds do not outgrow my crops. I want to be food sufficient, sell surplus and be an independent woman," she said.

350 Myanmar farmers facing court over land grabs

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Date: 23 February 2017

Source: Gulf Times

Some 350 farmers from Myanmar's Mandalay region are facing court cases related to land-grabbing, most of them brought since Aung San Suu Kyi's government took power a year ago, lawyers and activists said Thursday.

Anger among the rural poor over rampant seizures of land under the former military government that ran the country for half a century was a key factor that helped propel Suu Kyi's NLD party to power.

Honduras ‘deadliest country’ to defend environmental rights

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Date: 23 February 2017

Source: The Irish Times

Honduras is the deadliest country on Earth to be a defender of environmental rights with conflict over mining, hydropower and agribusiness leading to the deaths of many people from indigenous groups and rural communities, the Global Witness charity has said.